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the american people. >> reporter: the drone program puts president obama in an awkward position as a senator and presidential candidate, he criticized the bush administration anti-terrorism policy of enhanced interrogation or torture of suspects. >> this administration acts like violating civil libertyies is the way to enhance our security. it is not. there are no shortcuts to protecting america. >> reporter: now the obama administration is also under fire for what critics believe is acting outside the law. >> we have a president who is doing something that even president bush didn't do which is to order the killing of a united states citizen without clear evidence of an immediate attack. >> reporter: a lot of pressure from democrats as well as republicans to release these documents and today's release seems time to avoid embarrassment for brennan's nomination nomination. his hearing begins shortly before noon. in written responses to senate questions he says the administration is constantly refining the standards from the drone strikes. norah, charlie? >> bill plante
arguments next month. last week, president obama told abc7 use congress exclusively that supporting gay marriage is the right thing to do. >> i can tell you obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> 75 influential republicans have add their names to the list including former utah governor hunts man and former new jersey governor whitman, and two former governors of massachusetts, weld and swift. opinions on this issue are changing rapidly but there is still a great divide in the republican party about gay rights. a recent poll shows the majority of americans support gay marriage up from a third from 2003. >> thank you. five elderly people were rescued from an assisted living home after a stove top fire broke out at 8:00 last night near treat boulevard and firefighters say any knocked it down before the flames crawled up the vent and into the the at tic. the residents will be moved to other care homes. new details in the search for a vandal targeting shops at walnut creek broadway plaza. police released this surveillance video show
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
coming up. >> it could be a huge move for a gay marriage in california. president obama is considering urging the supreme court to overturn >> we have picked up slowing for highway 4 back to highway 580. >> new this morning, police are looking for a man who was salted a 19 year-old while getting off of a bart train in south san francisco. it happened yesterday evening just before 6:00 p.m., the woman, a japanese exchange student, was on the centennial way trail when a man approached her and asked for her name. when she refused to talk to him, he grabbed her arm, she was able to break free and run away. the man started chasing after her until she passed a another pedestrian walking on the trail. the suspect is described as being hispanic or asian, or around 30 years old and about 5 ft. 7 in. tall. he was clean shaven and wearing a white long sleeveless hooded sweatshirt. salt city police are encouraging people to avoid walking alone. kron4 mike pelton is headed to the centennial trail and we will have more information in the next half hour. >> president obama is considering waited all d
secretary leon panetta revealed president obama was the one who blocked the plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dem
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
recovering. >>> time is 5:05. later today president obama will lead the farewell ceremonies for outgoing defense secretary lee crop panetta -- for leon panetta. his nominee for cia director john bener faced pretty tough questioning. coming up what brenham had to say about the cia use of water boarding. >>> 5:05 is the time right now. the roads are a bit wet. you need to take your time. >> yeah. when i was driving in i had to use the windshield wipers. steve will let you know more about that. i will let you know there have been a couple solo spinouts as people may have been driving too fast for the conditions. this is a look at 80 westbound. there are no major problems here as you continue down to the maze and that area. also the morning commute looks pretty good if you are driving on 80 westbound. it's a nice looking drive to the bay bridge toll plaza and beyond into san francisco. and the morning drive on the nimitz freeway looks good from hayward to fremont. not a bad drive at all. you see 13 minutes later on in the morning i think it will be a lot more than that. this might be your op
bill clinton. mr. clinton as serving as representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also said as begin today's service. air police guard helicopters are expected to fly over this and i got in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> (cheers & applause) ♪ >> that was at halftime show there. beyonce answer critics during halftime performance by singing live with fierce as and confidence. she got a little help from fellow does the child band mates. beyonce saying hit songs like love on top, crazy in love, baby boy, and single ladies. >> ♪ >> that is a lease chickees performing a bounty version of the national anthem at of sunday's super bowl. the grammy-winning singer played the piano as she sang the star spangled banner with her eyes shut. her public says the performance was live. he harbors and was often featured a few additional lyrics. --alicia keys >> the most talked-about ads were as low as our troops featuring chrysler's jeep. i really old guy out partying wit
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it can also toward the clubhous
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions against 2340r9 korea, but all of that is for not unless china steps up and takes some responsibility here and itself imposes tougher restrictions on oil shipments and other supplies to north korea. but, you know, at the same time this is an indication that any hopes that the current 29-year-old north korean leader kim jong ill is different than his father. this nuclear test overnight is an indication that he, like his father, are intent on becoming a nuclear power, savannah. >> jim, i know we recently saw in january some very threatening language coming out of the north korean leadership, so this is something the u.s. is watching very, very closely. jim at the pentagon for us. thank you. now here's matt. >>> sava
's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation. it would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address assault weapons which the obama administration wants banned. >>> switching gears, are you ready for rain? >> not really. >> i got news for you. it's coming. >> we have a couple of days to wait. >> okay. we have today. >> enjoy today and tomorrow. a blanket of clouds early on. it's keeping the temperatures from getting too cold. temperatures yesterday in the 30s and 40s. today in the 40s. so a little chilly but not as cold as yesterday and by the afternoon, well, we have a few more clouds coming our which as we have a cold front sliding in toward the bay area. high pressure kind of moving out of the way now. so this is
between march and september. yesterday, president obama spoke with republican congressional leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> both sides i think aren't really making a move and both sides i think look bad in the process. >> members of the house and senate have been on vacation this week and are due back on capitol hill on monday. >>> and today president obama will meet with japan's prime minister to discuss the north korea nuclear threat. the u.s. and japan have a security alliance that dates back decades. the two leaders will also talk about trade and other economic issues. >>> united airlines is putting off using that boeing dreamliner at least until june 5. meanwhile boeing plans to go to the faa today with its idea to fix the plane's battery problems. the plane of course grounded since last month. japanese investigators say they have found an oil leak that was caused by an improper paint job that disabled a switch. they are still looking into that battery issue. >>> it's 5:18 right now. a dangerous prank. what happens when a teen t
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
even 70's by friday. >> former vice president dick cheney has some harsh criticisms of president obama. cheney says he thinks the president's choices for key cabinet posts are quote, "second rate". as a result, he thinks national security is at risk. cheney is a wyoming native. he made these remarks last night to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first sinc
looming over washington d.c.. president obama is back at work after a golf vacation. >> deep cuts that are due to take effect next month. but in washington either side of the political aisle is showing any sign of compromise over the deficit reduction. tory dunnann has the story. >> did some of the consequences president obama warm welcome reality if forced spending cuts take effect on march 1st. >> these cuts are not smart they're not fair that will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. >> democrats in the senate proposed a combination of more tax revenue from top honors. cutting agricultural subsidies and reducing defense spending after combat operations in afghanistan. >> house republicans refused to report any increases in tax revenues. >> the house speaker released a statement today the problem is government spending. don't deny the consequence of the cuts will be dramatic that is what is counter. >> why does the nine states knock of people over and prevent this quest from happening. >> the president is collin o calling
and have new policies in place to prevent it from happening in the future. >>> president obama second term cabinet continues to take shape. today the president will take part in a farewell ceremony for out going defense secretary leon panetta. as jacqueline fell reports congress is focusing on the next cia director and whether john brennan supports using drones for targeted killings. >> reporter: pam, john brennan says that drone strikes are used only against targets who plan to attack the united states. brennan told senate intelligence committee led by dianne feinstein that drone strikes are never used as retro abuse for an earlier attack against americans. he says americans deserve to learn more about the procedures and practices for drones and targeted killings. republican senators want to know if brennan would rather kill terrorists with a drone or capture them. >> i never believe it's better to kill a terrorist than detain him. we want to detain as many terrorists as possible. >> reporter: another big topic of the day information sharing. senators complain they don't share enough clas
president obama might have more flexibility than he is letting on with the $85 billion in mandatory budget cuts if an agreement isn't reaped by -- reached by friday. he had dipper with the governors last night. they meet again today after the white house released a state by state report of spending cuts if they are forces to take effect. democrats will blame republicans and republicans note the cuts are little more than 2 percent of the federal budget not enough to necessarily cause a christian ming of government functions. >> former president jimmy carter spoke in the bay area and weighed in on the academy awards talking about the bid for best picture of "argo," at the commonwealth club. he was president, of course, during the hostage crisis in iran and says it did exaggerate the c.i.a.'s role in the hostage rescue. >> my judgment is that 90 90 percent of the credit for the heroic and brilliant move should have been with the canadians and the movie ignores practically any contribution by the canadians. aside from that it's a vivid, wonderful film. >> he spoke before we all found out that
for the government in one shape or form. >> these cuts are rock. >> president obama went to virginia country to blame it on conservative republicans. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes. >> i don't think the president is focused on finding a solution to the sequester. >> house speaker boehner criticized the president and blamed is that the democrats in memorable language. >> we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> there is more talk of the cut's impact than of last dip ditch solutions to avert them. in washington, emilie submit, ktvu news. >> in anticipation of the budget cuts, the department of homeland security has started releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants held in local jails. defense secretary says there is only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 4,000 detention beds for 'em game huh do i pay for those. the cuts are set to take effect on friday. the effects of the sequester will also be
. they're now grounded. white house officials say president obama will ask congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic cuts across the board that art scheduled to kick in march 1st. heat the president will make his request tuesday afternoon and a public statement at the white house. the automatic cuts, if they're allowed to proceed, could require widespread layoffs and indiscriminately affect defense programs in domestic spending accounts. white house officials say congress needs more time to work out a 10 year plan worth more than one trillion and deficit reduction. >> jackie sissel the live in san francisco taking a look at the gas prices. >> they are going up. this past january was the second most expensive january ever for gasoline. the chevron and standards as the $3.95 as the guest for regular unleaded gasoline. it is up 24¢ in the last month. these numbers are brought to you by triple a, four california. $3.93 is the average. that is up 33¢ and last month, up 14¢ and as the last seven days. that puts
as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. new this morning. >> the boeing 787 batteries still causing issues. the dream liner was grounded by three weeks ago when the lithium ion batteries lead to a fire and smoke on a second. boeing's 7-87 dreamliners remain grounded. but the batteries causing the jet's troubles
is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archiv
. >>> passionate plea from president obama about gun control, among many other things, during his state of the union address. this as he hits the road today to rally support for his proposal. let's get to chuck todd. >> good morning, savannah. the speech was really a tale of two speeches. there was the traditional state of the union part of it. a speech that was filled, dominated by the economy and other familiar-sounding domestic proposals, but then it was an unusual, emotional ending to the speech. and it's that that will probably leave the lasting impression. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: an emotional refrain to end president obama's state of the union address, as the president invoked victims of gun violence in america. >> it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base. >> reporter: the economy, invoking a phrase he used a lot in 2012, the middle class. >> a growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs, that must be the north star that guides our efforts. >> reporter: and taking a page from the last democ
will carry portions of it live for you on kron 4 during our 8:00 hour. kerry will focus on president obama is administration's foreign policy, with an eye on the first overseas trip in his new post. >> taking a look at gas prices this morning. the national average continues to rise and it is now at $3.76 for a regular tank of gas. in the state of california, the average climbs to $4.80. >> we will be right back. mary gonzales had a cold she also has asthma. so she sees her allergist who has a receptionist susan who sees that she's due for a mammogram. mary has one that day. that's when she finds out she has a tumor. she has a successful surgery and because her health provider has an amazing connected system, she has her life. i don't know what you have but i have kaiser permanente. kaiser permanente. thrive. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yours
in a park february 1. jones was arrested a week later. police think he acted alone. >>> the obama administration may ask the supreme court to overturn california's proposition 8. that's the voter- approved initiative that limits marriage between one man and one woman. during his inaugural address, the president mentioned that gays and lesbians must be treated like anyone else under the law. the administration has one week to file a friend of the court brief with the justices. >>> time now 6:09. they come out of nowhere am how robbers are preying on drivers stuck in traffic. >> also ahead it's a way to get kids to relax. why some california parents are taking a stand though against yoga in the classroom. >> and learning a little rhythm and a love of culture. how bay area students are getting a peek into the past you there dance as this week's "cool school." land o' lakes spreadable butter with canola oil is made with sweet cream, canola oil and salt. just three simple ingredients. what's in your spread? well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-ver
alto. the vigils are planned by organizing for action, the group formed to support president obama's legislative agenda. >>> 6:08. on capitol hill, lawmakers now have less than a week to agree on a budget plan or face the consequences of automatic spending cuts. yesterday the president called john boehner and mitch mcconnell. none of the parties involved discussed the details of those phone calls. eric swalwell talked to anne makovec about the sequester. he calls it a murder-suicide for critical services. >> it's going to crash our economy and this is being done by some in congress who see no role for the federal government and they think that the best way to have cuts is to literally murder our economy and to get rid of critical services. >> the sequester would mean automatic cuts of $85 billion. you can see the rest of ann's conversation with the congressman sunday on kpix 5 this morning starting at 6:30 a.m. >>> meanwhile, president obama will meet today with japan's prime minister. they will be discussing the north korea nuclear threat. th
are set to kick in tomorrow. president barack obama and congressional leaders are scheduled to meet tomorrow the day of the deadline. this is a self created crisis in washington, these automatic cuts were put into the dead still in negotiations and it gave lawmakers more than a year off to, with better cuts. off to replace these across the board it would be of course congress would have to be unable to add. the irony here is that because the economy is improving the u.s. government actually already has an additional $84 billion in revenue so far this year. the federal budget is still 1.3 trillion dollars short this automatic cuts could affect california. with a projected loss of $10 billion in federal funds. >> police are asking the public for their help in finding an 11 year-old foster child who went missing monday morning after being dropped off at an elementary school in san leandro. myles oliverez was dropped off at madison elementary school on juniper street. he never returned to his foster home at the end of the school day. michelle oliverez does not have a known address b
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
from kansas city, missouri. thank you. >>> president obama warning of severe economic consequences if automatic federal government spending cut the take effect next week -- cuts take effect next week. as kyla campbell reports, next friday we could see the economy take a downturn. >> reporter: dave, congress is on break until monday. when they return to capitol hill, they will have just four days to reach a deal. meanwhile, federal civilian workers, including those in california, are learning more about possible furloughs today. the pentagon just announced a news conference at 10:00 a.m. pacific to lay out how these automatic spending cuts will affect our spending. there are about 170 federal civilian workers in california. most of them would be furloughed for up to 22 days. that's equivalent to a 20% pay cut over a six-month period. now, those furloughs would not kick in until april, even if sequestration takes effect next friday. businesses that work for the federal government would also cut back. >> that waiting and failing to spend now is what could lead to unemployment now and
america's secret drone war will be in the spotlight today, when john brennan, president obama's pick to be cia director, testifies at his senate confirmation hearing. to smooth his path, the white house agreed overnight to give lawmakers a secret legal memo that lays out the rules for using drones. jon karl joins us with some of that. this is something the white house resisted for some time. >> reporter: as of yesterday afternoon, the white house actually refused to even acknowledge that this memo existed. but late last night, the president made the call to release the memo on a classified basis to the intelligence committee. this is after one prominent democratic senator threatened or suggested he would filibuster brennan's nomination if they didn't get the documents. this is an indication that at today's hearing, you'll hear some tough questioning about the drone campaign. and i believe the most thorough discussion we have ever seen about this highly secretive but absolutely essential component of the president's war on terror. >> it's coming at a time when yesterday the iranians r
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
that the game is probably going to evolve a little bit. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> defense secretary leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> now let's head to wall street, cnbc's kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, kayla. >> good morning. the stock market near record highs closing friday at a level it hadn't seen since 2007, lifted by positive data on hiring. wall street hopes the rally will continue. it's watching cbs, the host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackou
to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there receiving the highest honor? >> very emo
. the obama administration is announcing steps to deal with an increase of cyber attacks linked to the chinese government. according to the white house the chinese are trying to cause mass chaos here. andrea mitchell is following the story from washington. good morning to you. >> good morning. today the attorney general and other officials will be speaking out about the dangers of cyber attacks against american trade secrets. even as alarming new evidence points to china's military, as a major source of the cyber war. >>> zeroed in on that shanghai nondiscrypt neighborhood and 12 story building. cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report, confirmed by u.s. intelligence, the it is the headquarters of unit 61398, the cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. army. >> it's actually not just from china. the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic contro
. >>> and the oscar goes to -- argo. >> in a surprise appearance from the white house, first lady michelle obama announced the winner for best picture. ben affleck, not nominated for best director, expressed his gratitude for this win. >> it doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, because that's going to happen, all that matters is you to get up. i love you. >> in the best actress category, a bit of a stumble. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad that i fell. that's really embarrassing. thank you. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence winning for her role in "silver linings playbook," later celebrating with her family at the governor's ball. >> and the oscar goes to daniel day-lewis. >> three-time oscar winner meryl streep presented the award to daniel day lewis for his role in "lincoln." >> i had actually been committed to play margaret thatcher. >> in the directing category, ang lee won for "life of pi." >> thank you, movie god. thank you. >> for "django unchained", christoph waltz won for best supporting actor. while quentin tare ren tino won for screenplay. for best supporting
there seems to be a lack of urgency in the nation's capital. president obama set to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow, after the $85 billion in cuts will take effect. the senate is expected to vote today on competing democratic and republican plans to replace those spending cuts but neither bill is expected to pass. >>> the american economy did better than first thought in the last quarter of last year. >> here with a revised number is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, michelle. good morning, frank. despite the worries over the federal budget cuts the stock market is on a rally the past few sessions. a lot of that because of the economy. it turns out that the economy did better in the 4th quarter of last year than first expected. commerce department with its first revision of gdp putting it at growth of a tenth of a percent. the original estimate showed a decline of a tenth of a percent. still very week and economists were looking for a better revision. they were looking for
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starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
to the scene. >> new this morning, president obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks. the president will make an appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house aide to be affected if state and local government was federal money as a result the cuts. >> the 85 billion in across- the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeting spending cut and taxes. >> matt cain will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be ks first career opening day start, 10ttim linmecum started the previous four openings. last season came with the team's best starter going 16 and 5 with a 2.79 era. pitch in the franchise's first perfect game is starting the all-star game. can also talk about any of the giants three playoff clinching win. 2011 cy young winner clayton kershaw will be on the mound for the dodgers. the manager of the giants would not reveal the
the obama administration is considering whether or not to provide assistance to the forces. the direct aid could include military equipment, vehicles and training. >>> and a new commercial for a british chocolate company is raising eyebrows online. in it audrey hepburn is from beyond the grave 20 years after her death thanks to cgi technology. folks lighting up with criticism. her sons released the statement said they're proud of the commercial and that her mother always loved chocolate. it's beautifully done. pretty amazing to see. nine minutes after the hour. back to matt now. >>> we have a big storm on the northeast but we're on the warm side of of it. >> exactly. there's a lot of rain, a lot of wind. it's going to continue for the next 12 hours. along the coast we're looking at rain, inland we're expecting snow. snowfall ams as you can see, we've got winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings stretching from missouri into new england. the rainfall amounts, about a quarter inch of rain to half an inch but snow anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of rain north of boston into upstate new
you. >>> first came the arms, then came the bangs. michelle obama sticking by her ' 'do. this photo is a bit more intimate than her first portrait. that generated a lot of buzz because she showed off her beautifully toned arms. still has those pearls around the neck. she looks beautiful, as always. >> natalie, thank you. >>> did i hear you say nor'easter coming to town? >> yeah. i did. well, here's the deal. the european model -- >> we know you love european models. >> who doesn't, all right? we love american models, too, but the european model has been getting it done for us. here's what we're looking at. as we start friday, makes its way up off the southeastern atlantic coast and then comes out some time around the delmarva peninsula and pushes saturday up right along the new jersey/long island coastline. snowfall amounts right now, we're talking about nine inches in boston this weekend, eight inches in portland. albany, four inches. new york, less than an inch of snow. but again we have to wait for it to form and get itself together. we'll get to your local forecast, but first, t
chuck todd has the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. president obama is and thi stan chuck hagel. as the former senate nominees put up the road block not only to kill the nomination, but also delay it. the yays are 58, nays are 40. one senator announced present. >> reporter: with that senate vote, chuck hagel came short of a 60-vote, and stalling his confirmation vote by two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of the em battled nominee. >> chuck hagel who richly it was to get a vote on the floor of the senate will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others want more information from the president about benghazi. ultimately, hagel's issues with the former gop colleagues are personal. >> there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican he attacked president bush mercilessly a
obama opens up about the bangs and she's pretty candid about what motivated her to have a whole new look. >>> we'll start this hour with the controversial cameras used to catch you running red lights. many people argue they're often inaccurate or unfair. tom costello has been looking into that story. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. 24 states and d.c. allow these red light cameras. nine states ban them. fairness is the big issue. in court, depending where you are, you might be able to ask a police officer about the ticket he wrote you, but you can't do that with a camera and the camera presumes that you're guilty, not innocent. they can be horrific crashes, red light runners are especially dangerous because the people they hit are usually caught completely by surprise. each year, some 700 people die and 122,000 are injured in accidents involving a driver who ran the red. to cut into that rate, more than 540 communities nationwide have turned to red light cameras. in washington, d.c., the police chief is a firm believer. >> even just in the last five years, 5
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